Sunday, June 15, 2014

Head of Programmes (PACS) - Christian Aid (Apply by: 29 June 2014)

Job Title: Head of Programmes - PACS

Location: New Delhi, India

Salary: 1.210,724 - 1,496,991

Closing Date: 29 June 2014

About us
More than half the world lives in poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity.  It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives.  Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and we believe that vision can become a reality.
We are striving to bring lasting change to the lives of the poorest communities. We work wherever there is great need, helping people to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed. If you’re passionate about positive change across the world, then this job might be for you.
Poorest Areas Civil Society Programme (PACS) is an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), to work with civil society in India, to help socially excluded groups claim their rights and entitlements more effectively. PACS covers 90 districts in seven states: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
The five-year programme (2009-2014) supports civil society organisations (CSOs) promoting inclusive policies, programmes and institutions at local, district and state levels. PACS will target socially excluded groups: scheduled castes (SCs), scheduled tribes (STs), Muslim minorities, women, girls and people with disability (PwD). For more details please visit

About the role
We are looking for Head of Programme to strengthen the quality and impact of PACS programme, by improving our ability to assess, learn from and maximise programme performance and results.  This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to contribute to Christian Aid’s impact on poverty, by improving our ability to understand, learn from and improve the performance of our international programme work. Based in Delhi, you will work closely with Christian Aid and PACS team, and partners involved in this initiative. 
About you
As Head of Programme, you will be responsible for strategic management of the programme implementation across the seven states. You will have a degree in a development related discipline with substantial experience of development programme management, including management of institutional donor funded projects. You should also have grass roots experience; experience in capacity building including grant making; experience of staff and resource management. Experience of managing large and complex budgets and of financial compliance issues would be an added advantage. Excellent IT skills and language skills in English; knowledge of Hindi and/or other regional languages would be an added advantage. 
Competency Questions
Please demonstrate your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes may help you formulate your answers.
Innovation and creativity
Describe the most complex problem that you were faced with in managing programme and how you generated a new approach or explanation or solution.
Operational leadership and management
What is an example of a time when you played a key role in the development and implementation of programs and/or processes, ensuring that they were aligned with the strategic direction and vision of the organization?
Effectiveness and accountability
Tell us about a time when you needed to break a large project or major activity into smaller components in order to assure quality output.
Further information
Job reference: India/2014/0601
This position is based in New Delhi India
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country that this position is based (New Delhi India).
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce.  We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.
 We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation, so you can expect a range of rewards and benefits that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
 Preference will be given to applicants who are Indian nationals or who are eligible to work in India.

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